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Meeting Notes - March 30, 2012

What Works in Preventive Diplomacy

Robert Muggah, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes the discussion from a forum held at IPI on December 15, 2011, in collaboration with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the SecDev Group, and the Social Science Research Council.  


Meeting Notes - April 15, 2011

Refugees and the Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Paul Romita, rapporteur

The mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees in neighboring countries can have a negative impact on peace. Yet the issue of refugees has entered very little into contemporary discussions of peacebuilding.  


Books - December 02, 2009

Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections

edited by Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini

Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.  


Policy Papers - November 19, 2009

Issue Brief: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission’s Coordination Role

Jenna Slotin

The founding resolutions of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) state that one of the main purposes of the commission is “to improve the coordination of all relevant actors within and outside the United Nations.” Can the PBC be expected to coordinate the many UN agencies, funds, and programs on the ground, let alone the many bilateral, multilateral, and nongovernmental actors that are present in a postconflict country? 


Policy Papers - November 19, 2009

Issue Brief: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission and Mutual Accountability

Jenna Slotin

Mutual accountability has become one of the central principles that underpins the Peacebuilding Commission’s work. But, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) has so far not fulfilled the full promise of this principle: to serve as a forum where national and international actors can hold each other to their commitments.